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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,284 miles

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2014 Toyota RAV4 miscellaneous problems

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2014 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 082015

RAV4

  • 5,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The roof rack cross bars do not stay in place while being used and car is in motion. We purchased a rockymount for our bikes that connects to the roof crossbars and when driving on the interstate, the stock cross bars moved backwards so that our bikes were hanging over the backside of the car.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012014

RAV4

  • miles
Large black area at top of windshield while driving at night. Mainly on dark roads. This is while driving with headlights on.

- London, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 052015

RAV4

  • 16,025 miles
We were driving down the interstate at about 65 mph at around 9 am when we heard what sounded like a boom on top of our 2014 Rav4. There were other vehicles on the road but there was nothing that we saw fly up off the road and immediately turned to see what might have flown off the back of the vehicle and saw nothing. We were able to exit the freeway and find a parking lot to see what happened to our vehicle. Our sunroof had a big hole in the middle and all the rest of the glass was cracked like a spider web. There was nothing found such as rock or other object in the glass that could have hit the vehicle and no other damage to the roof. Thankfully the cover was closed at the time. We did not have a choice but to break out all the remaining glass after contacting the Toyota dealership/and insurance company, so as not to spray glass on the road or drivers on our 45 mile drive back home. Toyota dealership told us it would not be covered under our warranty and would have to be an insurance claim. We feel that this is a manufacturer defect.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 102015

RAV4

  • 26,594 miles
While driving at 60mph, manufacturer installed sunroof exploded. Outside air temp was 88deg. Sounded like a gunshot, and caused me to swerve off road thinking my car had been hit. No other cars or people on roadway at the time of the incident. No overpasses or trees, either. No rocks or debris were found in the broken glass. Cover was closed, or I would have been covered in glass. Toyota has had complaints about this problem, and refuses to accept responsibility for this known defect.

- Lexington , SC, USA

problem #1

May 022015

RAV4

  • 13,800 miles
On May 2, 2015, at about 10:00 a.M. we were driving to the scranton, pa, area. We had just entered the on-ramp to I-81 North from rt. 309 when we heard a very loud bang and roaring sound similar to a door on a jet blowing off mid-air in a movie. There was nothing on the road to run over and the closest vehicle to us was a truck tractor at least 500 yards ahead of us and not driving on an angle that would send anything airborne to our area; nor were we near an underpassr. We put our flashers on and pulled over at the first safe area. Upon checking our vehicle, we discovered our sunroof glass had ¿¿exploded¿ with an approximate 8-10 inch circular hole dead center and the rest of the glass fractured. We had the interior sunroof covering pulled closed when this occurred. The edges of the hole were bent slightly upward indicating an upward force. We didn't run over anything and nothing struck us, so we were fairly shocked. We checked our cell phones and discovered independence Toyota, hazelton, pa, was about 5 minutes away at our next exit. We pulled in and both the sales people and service people examined the damage and were as surprised as us. Nothing was found in the glass debris that would indicate something struck the glass. Independence Toyota was great by cleaning up the glass, placing two layers of heavy plastic over the sunroof opening and taping it shut. I am a retired police lieutenant. I know what impact damage looks like and this was not it. Upon checking online, this occurrence appears more frequently than one would think in various makes of vehicles. Price Toyota in new castle, de is declining to cover this under warranty citing this is normal glass breakage. I have had windshields struck before. This is not remotely close. It is not okay to be driving your vehicle and suddenly have the sunroof "explode" with no causing factors present.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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